Brad Borkan and David Hirzel
Brad Borkan — has a lifelong interest in how people and businesses survive, and thrive, in almost impossible situations. Brad is an inspirational and motivational speaker. He has presented at business and Antarctic conferences, appeared on cable TV in the US, and on Internet talk radio programs. He has also presented on an Antarctic expedition cruise ship to 114 passengers. His talks focus on leadership, team work, and winning against the odds all set in the context of Polar exploration. He is based in London and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a member of the Society of Authors.
David Hirzel is a maritime and Antarctic historian, author, and small business owner living in California. David has been a guest lecturer for Viking and Windstar Cruise Lines, and has presented at business conferences and at university courses. His polar books include a 3-part polar biography of the Irish explorer Tom Crean, a key player in Scott’s and Shackleton’s expeditions. David’s book Sailor on Ice has been optioned for a documentary.